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APSU Department of History to host talk, symposium on Clarksville, African-Americans and the Civil War on October 27th-28th

October 19, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Upon issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, more than three million slaves in Confederate areas were recognized as free by the Union.

The Union army wasted little time recruiting those newly freed men into service, with some 1,800 Clarksville residents answering the call, joining the Union army as members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in ceremonies on the Clarksville public square.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

Austin Peay assistant professor of history Dr. Kelly Jones.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is October 18th, 2017

October 15, 2017

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic – “Civil War Ghost Stories and Legends”

"Civil War Ghost Stories and Legends” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

“Civil War Ghost Stories and Legends” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is September 20th, 2017

September 17, 2017

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic – “General Charles Ferguson Smith: Teacher of Civil War Generals”

General Charles Ferguson Smith

General Charles Ferguson Smith

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Austin Peay associate professor, service-learning students assist on project to honor area veterans

September 14, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Every veteran has a story, but not every veteran’s story is remembered by history.

For each acclaimed general or honored battlefield leader, there have been countless American men and women who sacrificed their time, bodies and lives to protect their country — only to see their unique stories go untold after they took off the uniform.

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor Kevin Tanner holds up a copy of his latest volume release of the book "Faces of Valor."

Austin Peay State University Associate Professor Kevin Tanner holds up a copy of his latest volume release of the book “Faces of Valor.”

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is July 19th, 2017

July 16, 2017

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Healthcare. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic – “The Red River Campaign – Politics, Cotton and Failure”

The Red River Campaign

The Red River Campaign

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Customs House Museum receives restored Civil War diary

June 29, 2017

Local Groups, Individuals provide funds to have Civil War Diary cleaned, restored, returned to Custom House Museum

Clarksville Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – An important record of Clarksville’s past returned, cleaned and restored, this month to Customs House Museum and Cultural Center thanks to help from several local organizations and individuals.

Serepta Jordan’s diary from 1857 to 1864 in New Providence records murders, slave insurrections, the building of Fort Defiance (then known as Fort Sevier), mustering of troops, battles fought and lost during America’s Civil War, along with births, deaths, marriages, and details of daily 19th-century life.

Customs House Curator of Collections Kali Mason receives a $500.00 check from Jeff Harris, treasurer of the Montgomery County Historical Society, to help pay for restoration of the journal kept by New Providence resident Serepta Jordan from 1857 to 1864.

Customs House Curator of Collections Kali Mason receives a $500.00 check from Jeff Harris, treasurer of the Montgomery County Historical Society, to help pay for restoration of the journal kept by New Providence resident Serepta Jordan from 1857 to 1864.

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Musical Performance set for June 24th at Fort Defiance

June 21, 2017

19th Century Music will be Performed by Marlin Rood Band at Clarksville’s Historic Fort Defiance.

Friends of Fort DefianceClarksville, TN – The Friends of Fort Defiance will host a free outdoor musical performance by the Marlin Rood Band at Fort Defiance in Clarksville on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Popular 19th century music will be performed on authentic period instruments.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center is located at 120 Duncan Street in Clarksville.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is June 21st, 2017

June 19, 2017

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Tennova Medical Center.  This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall. 

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public.  Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic “Bonnie Blue Flop: The Relationship Between Beauregard and Hood On The Tennessee Campaign of 1864.”

“The Relationship Between Beauregard and Hood On The Tennessee Campaign of 1864.” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

“The Relationship Between Beauregard and Hood On The Tennessee Campaign of 1864.” is the topic for the next Clarksville Civil War Roundtable meeting.

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Fort Defiance announces upcoming events

June 15, 2017

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – A community favorite historic site, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street, offers a variety of events.

Festivities are free of charge and diverse, offering something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured gathering places.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Austin Peay History Students present new research at Fort Defiance event

June 14, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Members of the Austin Peay State University History Club recently had the opportunity to present new research related to Fort Defiance at the historical site’s newest event, titled “Fresh Research, New Discoveries.”

A partnership between APSU’s History Club, Phi Alpha Theta history honors society and Fort Defiance, and funded through a Student Academic Success Initiative grant from APSU faculty senate, “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” saw Austin Peay students John Schuler and Jenny Brown explore the histories of African American men and women during the Civil War.

APSU History Club presented new research about Fort Defiance at “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” event. (Austin Peay State University)

APSU History Club presented new research about Fort Defiance at “Fresh Research, New Discoveries” event. (Austin Peay State University)

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